Parents and Family Orientation includes the University Welcome and other events.

Family Weekend

A Michigan Tech tradition held each fall in October. Time for a trip to campus!

Winter Carnival

One of the largest annual winter festivals in the nation—at Michigan Tech!


Join us for our commencement ceremonies in the fall and spring.



Give to the Parents Fund

Your gifts to the Parents Fund greatly enhance the Michigan Tech experience for all students. Thank you for directly benefiting student activities, programs, and organizations.

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Is your student considering Michigan Tech?

The college selection process can be confusing for both parent and student. Know the answers to these frequently asked questions and you will be prepared to help your student make the right decision for him or her.

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How safe is your campus?

Michigan Tech’s emphasis on creating and sustaining a safe environment for students first drew national attention from a Reader’s Digest 2008 ranking as the safest campus in Michigan and third safest in the US. Ongoing cohesive planning and a culture of respect, empowerment, and education continue to foster our strong awareness, prevention, and response network.


Where is your campus located?

We are in Houghton, Michigan.

Our setting on the Keweenaw Peninsula provides a beautiful backdrop to a world-class education. Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, and, with Hancock and the surrounding towns, has a combined population of approximately 15,000. However, with the Michigan Tech student population, it balloons to more than 22,000.

Houghton’s historical downtown features a unique blend of shops, eateries, museums, and brewpubs, while chain restaurants and major shopping outlets are a short car ride from campus. Recreational opportunities include our ski hill (lit for night skiing and snowboarding), golf course, and on-campus recreational forest and Tech Trails for cross country running, skiing, biking, and hiking. Nearby Lake Superior and inland lakes and streams offer more opportunities for relaxation.

About Campus

About our Community


How do I arrange a campus visit?

The Admissions Office is the place to go to check us out.


How will I pay for a Michigan Tech Education?

Our Financial Aid Office does everything it can to help you pay for the great education you get here.


What are Michigan Tech's rankings?

Michigan Tech has been ranked in a number of publications, studies, and reviews. You can read our latest rankings and learn more about Michigan Tech online.

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Yesterday - During my junior year of high school I went on a mission trip to Haiti. I went there thinking I was going to become a pastor—I thought I was going to study theology. Once I got down there, I realized there was a need for doctors in third-world countries. The only doctor within four hours had people lined up to his clinic. The summer before my junior year I was awarded a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship to study liver fibrosis and try to identify it with mechanical testing. Spearheading my own research project was huge. Doing research without the steps laid out. That fall I applied for a Portage Health Foundation scholarship. They partnered with Pavlis Honors College-Michigan Technological University to offer a health scholars research award. And I got it. My research was funded for the year, which meant I didn’t need to get a part-time job, but even more than that, I got connected to research tools on campus, and transitioned from research in biomed to materials. Professor Pearce and I worked to identify malnutrition in children. We published a paper about a device called a middle-upper arm circumference band. We prototyped it. Tested it. Proved it worked. And for 2.3 cents, it can be 3-D printed anywhere in the world and hopefully change lives. Pretty cool. I’m going to University of Michigan Medical School. I had some tough decisions to make, but ultimately whenever I pictured myself going to medical school, I always envisioned U of M, even though I knew that was a lofty goal. I hope to pursue emergency medicine or go on to be some kind of a surgeon to be able to work with my hands. They offered me a full ride if I took a deferral year. It worked out perfectly because I actually need it—I’m trying to take time to slow my life down. I’m always moving at 120 miles an hour. At Tech, I conducted research. Ran on the track team. Served as a volunteer firefighter. Completed EMT training. And was involved in EMS, a 24-hour commitment. We saved my buddy’s dad out on the Tech Trails last year. Now I need to learn how to relax. The rigor I experienced here prepared me to get into medical school. I didn’t just learn about organic chemistry, I learned how to change lives; and how to save them. I got good at picking through dense literature to find what I needed. I learned how to learn at Michigan Tech, and that is a skill I will treasure for the rest of my life. I’d like to get back to a small community like Houghton eventually. You can’t beat the relationships you can build here. #mtuhumans